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The Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery is a community cemetery for residents and landowners of Denman Island and their immediate family members.

With natural burial, human remains are returned to the earth in their natural state with little or no impact on the environment and with the long-term goal of restoring the native vegetation.

The cemetery is located at 6400 Denman Road, in the middle of Denman Island, British Columbia. It borders on Central Park and is across the road from the island’s first cemetery. The land on which the Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery is located is protected by a Conservation Covenant that ensures the ecological values of the land are maintained while allowing its use as a cemetery.

The Ancestors, sculpture donated by Michael Dennis, grace the main entrance to the Cemetery
The Ancestors, sculpture donated by Michael Dennis, grace the main entrance to the Cemetery

See the Cemetery Services section of this website for information about cemetery fees and eligibility criteria.

See Info at a Glance  for  the steps to take when a person is dying or has died and is to be buried in the Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery and  when a funeral home is not being used.

See Frequently Asked Questions for answers to commonly asked questions.

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